Administrative Office Technology (A.A.S.)

By developing skills in keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet applications, information management, dictation and transcription, the Administrative Office Technology graduate can provide a service necessary to the efficient operation of every business, industry and agency.

Actual work experience gained in an area business or industry gives the student an opportunity to assume on-the-job responsibilities even before graduation. Instruction in office procedures, communication applications, telephone training, information processing, accounting and other business skills gives the graduate the ability to exercise good judgment, work independently and take full responsibility for handling the details of office administration.

The required general education classes develop communication and math skills and other professional qualities necessary for the smooth operation of a modern business office.

During this two-year course of study, students choose electives in the field of work in which they are most interested. The student may choose an accounting, legal, medical or medical coding/billing concentration.

Students enrolled in the Medical Coding/Billing concentration will take AHS 174 (Medical Coding Practicum) for internship experience. All other students will take CWE 101 and CWE 112.

Concentrations

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Additional Program Information

 

Accounting Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
   
Subtotal 18.0
   
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3.0
AOT 134 Office Communications 3.0
AOT 161 Records Management 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
     
Subtotal 15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3.0
AOT 120 Introduction to Machine Transcription 3.0
AOT 251 Administrative Systems and Procedures 3.0
CPT 172 Microcomputer Data Base 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
CWE 101 Cooperative Work Experience Preparation 1.0
CWE 112 Cooperative Work Experience 2.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
   
Subtotal 30.0
Total Credit Hours 63.0
 

 

Legal Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
   
Subtotal 18.0
   
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3.0
AOT 134 Office Communications 3.0
AOT 161 Records Management 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
     
Subtotal 15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
AOT 120 Introduction to Machine Transcription 3.0
AOT 251 Administrative Systems and Procedures 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
CPT 172 Microcomputer Data Base 3.0
CPT 270 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
CWE 101 Cooperative Work Experience Preparation 1.0
CWE 112 Cooperative Work Experience 2.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
PSC 201 American Government 3.0
   
Subtotal 30.0
Total Credit Hours 63.0
 

 

Medical Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
   
Subtotal 15.0
   
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3.0
AOT 134 Office Communications 3.0
AOT 161 Records Management 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
     
Subtotal 15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
AOT 120 Introduction to Machine Transcription 3.0
AOT 164 Medical Information Processing 3.0
AOT 212 Medical Document Production 3.0
AOT 251 Administrative Systems and Procedures 3.0
AOT 252 Medical Systems and Procedures 3.0
CPT 172 Microcomputer Data Base 3.0
CPT 270 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
CWE 101 Cooperative Work Experience Preparation 1.0
CWE 112 Cooperative Work Experience 2.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
   
Subtotal 33.0
Total Credit Hours 63.0
 

 

Medical Coding/Billing Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
  Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
   
Subtotal 15.0
   
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3.0
AOT 134 Office Communications 3.0
AOT 161 Records Management 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
     
Subtotal 15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
AHS 171 Introduction to Medical Coding 4.0
AHS 172 Medical Coding and Classification System 5.0
AHS 173 Medical Coding Special Topics 2.0
AHS 174 Medical Coding Practicum 3.0
AOT 120 Introduction to Machine Transcription 3.0
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
CPT 172 Microcomputer Data Base 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
   
Subtotal 33.0
Total Credit Hours 63.0
 

 

Updated 3/23/2017

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – The Administrative Office Program offers a variety of credentials including AAS areas of concentration in Accounting, Legal, Medical, and Medical Coding and Billing, and a certificate in Office Technician. The programs in this department give graduates the knowledge and ability to work independently and handle the details of office administration.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1.  Demonstrate independent application of computer software in the business environment

2.  Perform contemporary office management processes and procedures accurately and independently

3.  Demonstrate appropriate business behavior compatible with job demands

4.  Apply professional business concepts to career situations

 

Advisement Information

Program notes

  • This program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Many classes are available online, and students can start any semester.

  • Developmental classes should be taken first. AOT 105 may be taken with developmental coursework.

  • Students must choose one of the four options: AOA3 (Accounting), AOB3 (Medical Coding and Billing), AOL3 (Legal), or AOM3 (Medical).

  • Students should have a computer or access to one.  Keyboarding and computer literacy are strongly recommended.

  • Course sequencing is especially important in the AOB3 (Medical Coding/Billing) concentration.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to see Angel Alexander early in their academic career.

Notes about individual classes

  • AOT 105 should be taken during the first semester. An exemption test is available for students with very strong keyboarding skills.

  • The first English required for this program is ENG 165. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 165.  Students who want to transfer to a 4-year school in the future may choose to take ENG 101 and ENG 102 instead of ENG 165 and ENG 101.

  • MAT 155 is required in this program. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 155.

  • Information about CPT 101: CPT 101 uses Office 2016. CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system. The CPT 101 access code is good for six months. RDG 100 or RWR 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101.

  • Information about AOT 165, CPT 172, CPT 274, and IST 281: Each of these courses uses Office 2016. Students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system that is used for each of these courses. If the courses are taken within two semesters, one access code will allow access to all four courses.

Notes about other requirements

  • College policy states that computer coursework is valid for eight years.

Semester-by-semester graduation plans

Contacts

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 9/18/2017.